An Evening of Light Music took place in Great School.

The evening started with the Concert Band performing a medley of delightful tunes: Thunderbirds, Trumpeter’s Lullaby, Sandpaper Ballet (featuring Dr Ian Morgan-Williams, Mr Neil Cox, Mr Chris Langworthy and Mr Fraser Harrington on... sandpaper), The Typewriter (featuring Mrs Beverley Allen, Music School Secretary, on the typewriter), Woodicock and Shepherd's Hey, all performed exceptionally well and much enjoyed by the audience.

These were followed by the Queen classic Bohemian Rhapsody and Henry Mancini's Pink Panther performed by the College’s very own saxophone quartet Honk!

The Brass Ensemble gave the audience beautiful versions of Fanfare (from La Peri), J S Bach's Air from Suite in D and the more modern Ain't Misbehavin'.

The first half ended with a first visit from the Lancing College Big Band, who entertained with Soul Bossa Nova (made famous by Austin Powers), How High The Moon and Beyond The Sea.

After the interval, the audience was delighted by the A Cappella Club, who beautifully performed That Lonesome Road and I Love Being Here with You.

The tone was set for the Big Band to take the stage again with their renditions of Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, Lady Is A Tramp and Sing, Sing, Sing.

One particular highlight of the evening came from the Upper Sixth Music Scholars, who gave a memorable rendition of Tom Waits’ Cemetery Polka.

The Symphony Orchestra began the last section of the evening, featuring the premiere of the orchestral fanfare Pzazz! This was composed by Dr Morgan-Williams especially for the Lancing College Symphony Orchestra and dedicated to Mrs Beverley Allen, the College’s Music School Secretary. The concert concluded with Music for a Found Harmonium and some rousing audience participation on the ever so popular tune of Postman Pat (of course!).

We're pleased to share a selection of photos from the evening, below.

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